primroseburrows: (me)
I wrote this list in a comment to [profile] peacey, and I figured I'd post it here, too, to rec them and also to remind everyone that yes, I am the dorkiest dork in Dorkdom.

Books I'm currently reading )
primroseburrows: (typing)
I wrote this list in a comment to [livejournal.com profile] peacey, and I figured I'd post it here, too, to rec them and also to remind everyone that yes, I am the dorkiest dork in Dorkdom.

Books I'm currently reading )
primroseburrows: (group w)
I've finally outdorked myself by adding this to my wishlist. If I actually end up buying it (it's not released yet), someone lock me up. With lots and lots of books, plz.

I probably have the dorkiest Wish List ever, anyway, so y'all might not want to wait to call the dorkwagon.

In other news, I officially have cable television. I even hooked everything up by myself, with only a wee bit of help from tech support, yay!

So today I thought I'd watch some CSPAN, which was pretty cool, even though I can already get it online. There was a guy from American Prospect and someone from the Census Bureau, and then some reporter from the Nevada Sun who was interesting but drove me crazy saying "you know" every three words . Then they repeated the AP guy, so I thought, hey, I can get CNN, I'll watch that! Today's Big News was--wait for it--something about Tiger Woods. Which made me immediately change the channel to MSNBC, where today's Big News was something about--you guessed it--Tiger Woods. *headdesk*

TV is now off, and I'm wondering whether I did the right thing by getting cable. OTOH, there is DVR and so I'm recording curling. :)
primroseburrows: (DT: other worlds)
One side effect of mainlining mass quantities of Dr. Who eps close together is that my normal thinking voice has suddenly developed a London accent (at least I think it's London, what do I know?). This would generally be a very cool thing except for my tendency to talk to myself think out loud. Which means that people who are used to me sounding like a New Englander will think I'm even weirder more eccentric than usual.
primroseburrows: (MWB: chris black)
I kinda sorta bought this from eBay:




Hey, I'm trying to decorate the new place, okay? Now I gotta find a 27"x40" frame.


In other news, I was the sole worker at a phone bank today, and I didn't take that spontaneous holiday I've been thinking about taking. I'm still not ruling out a foliage run sometime this month. Maybe by train. Ooh.

Bed now.
primroseburrows: (MWB: chris black)
So I'm in the middle of watching the season premiere of Little Mosque, and guess what's playing in the background of one of its scenes?

"Two Houses".

No, really, I played it back to be sure.

My week, she is made.
primroseburrows: (shakespeare)
This picture cries out to be captioned and/or iconned, because it is priceless:



Note to self: Watching CPAC and updating LJ is something I did not have to go to Canada to do, no matter how cool it is to be able to watch on an actual television.

I should really get off my arse, anyway. We're going to Stratford a little early because Stratford is cool and I want pictures--as if the seven bajillion I already have aren't enough. And who knows, Maybe a flower has bloomed or they've added a new duck. I want to go to the gift shop, too, because I never have done that, wtf?
primroseburrows: (SA: NNW)
Dorkiest. Dream. Ever.

Okay, so I was Somewhere in Ontario(tm), in a store that apparently was a competitor of Canadian Tire. It was a field trip of some kind, and I was with a whole group of people;[livejournal.com profile] catwalksalone, [livejournal.com profile] unhurt and [livejournal.com profile] meresy were also in the group.

For some reason we were camping out in said store, and I remember suggesting we also visit an actual Canadian Tire, since I'd never been in one (a true fact, btw, but um. Not one that bothers me, honest). Everyone was all, yeah, that's a great idea. They were all WAY too enthusiastic about this plan (including [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com], who, well. Just wouldn't get all het up like that in RL over a trip to Canadian Tire, fergodssake).

Someone else suggested we make a side trip to Ottawa (and okay, a trip to Ottawa as an afterthought to a planned visit to the local Canadian Tire? Um.). Anyway, we didn't do either of those things in my dream, but I did get to go on this giant swing that looked like a ski lift, and we all got to look around the store and then camp out on the floor in sleeping bags. There was a nerdy computer guy doing something Very Important there, too; I don't remember what it was, just that it was pretty much essential to life as we know it or something. And there was a little kid who may or may not have been my Amelia. There was more, which I would have been able to remember if I'd written this down right after I woke up.
primroseburrows: (parliament hill)
Who needs reality television when you have Canadian politics?
primroseburrows: (BSG: The OTHER k/l)
So if someone writes Roslin/Palin, is it RPF or FPF?*









*I am not writing this, nor do I know of anyone who is. The question is completely hypothetical, honest. But still. Which would it be?
primroseburrows: (passchendaele: michael)
Picspam from the new Passchendaele trailer under the cut.

The story so far... )
primroseburrows: (group w)
  • See, now, this is why I get the CBC newsfeed:

    "It's a little bit of a shocker. Not the greatest way to wake up, but beats a cup of coffee, I guess, to get the blood going."

  • Am taking fiddle classes at the Blackstone River Theatre. A world of yay. I finally got my own fiddle back from the Fiddle Fixer Guy. Complete new set of strings and the bridge is back where it belongs (of course, I proceeded to break a string while tuning it and had to get another one). Am going to practise as soon as I'm wearing clothes instead of a post-shower towel.

  • I had a strange dream about Cape Breton last night. I was going with staff and patients from some random unit at work. Apparently we were only going to be there for a couple of days and were staying in a tiny tent with very little room to move around (I think this is the result of reading more of No Man's River directly before going to sleep). We were trying to decide where to go and one of the staff (a woman who reminded me of a cross between [livejournal.com profile] mr_t00by's class teacher in grades 3-8 and my psych clinicals professor) showed me a picture of somewhere I'd never heard of and said she wanted to go there. I was all, no, we have to go to Baddeck". I don't remember what was decided. Also there was a female patient (who AFAIK doesn't actually exist IRL) who was obsessed with the colour purple. Everything was purple, her notebook, her pen, her clothes.

    I remember walking around in the sunshine, and at first I thought it was summer but then there was all kinds of snow on the ground so I figured it was late winter/early spring (apparently I didn't know what season I was travelling in) I remember saying, "I can do Cape Breton in the Winter". Which I can, since I've never been there at any other time. We were also at a beach at one point, which was windy and cold.

    I woke up with an awful sense of melancholy that I couldn't quite figure out until I realized that Celtic Colours starts in two days and I will not be there. *sigh* One good thing about not going is that if I'd gone I probably wouldn't have gone to Ottawa, and that was fecking amazing (and necessary, and quite possibly catalytic). See next list item for Another Good Thing.

  • My reason for not going to Celtic Colours isn't melancholy in the least. [livejournal.com profile] tapped_trish is expecting her baby on 10/17, and I went with her for her doc's appointment yesterday. [livejournal.com profile] croosa was there, too. *g* I was pleasantly surprised when he said he wouldn't check her for dilation unless she wanted to be checked (she didn't). Doc Rating is now up several points.

  • Had another dream last night which I remember almost nothing about except that I'm pretty sure Diefenbaker was in it (this Diefenbaker, not the other one, because well, that would have been really really weird). Now I'm really blaming my dreams on Farley Mowat, because there are wolves in No Man's River.

  • Finally talked to [livejournal.com profile] mr_t00by about reinstalling AIM. He told me which version to try. Cross your fingers, [livejournal.com profile] patchfire.

  • Speaking of Ottawa (we were, honest, just a few items ago), the other day I was out for a walk around Providence (I took some pictures which I'll post as soon as I have access to a computer that can upload them) and stopped in at Cellar Stories Bookstore. I'd never been there before. It's musty and full of old shelves and tables cluttered with all sorts of books (like a really good-condition version of Lovecraft's Providence which I've wanted forever and would have bought but I didn't want to spend seventy bucks). Anyway, I found Building the Rideau Canal: A Pictorial History, in really good shape. Of course I bought it. I'm a dork, remember? Also I found an old copy of The Library of Parliament. It doesn't list a publication date, but it has to be after 1976 because it mentions the Centennial of the Library, and before August 1979 because the foreward is by John Diefenbaker (now it's the other Diefenbaker. :D), and he died on 9/17/79 (and no, I didn't know that already. I looked it UP).

  • YouTube video of the day (I should really actually post one every day, but I'll probably forget):



    Oh, Pete. *loves*

    "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" is prophetic and is pretty much how I feel about what's happening today in Iraq.
primroseburrows: (beaver from the block)
Dear Rick Mercer:

Marry me.

Love 1000000000 ,

Me.
primroseburrows: (H20: chair)





Clearly I'm losing what's left of my sanity.
primroseburrows: (MWB: white)

Sharing here and elsewhere because I like sharing and also because getting this converted from streaming media to mpeg took all fecking morning and about twelve attempts with a bunch of different programs (FYI: EO Video seems to be able to convert anydamnthing). I was going to go back to bed. Grr.


Paul talks about Wilby Wonderful.

Contained herein is the word "cardiothoracic." I. Can't. Even.

Yes, I will tell y'all about Maya Angelou and how amazing she was, when I'm not so sleepy. Because it was glorious, and I don't want to leave stuff out.
primroseburrows: (MWB: white)
Tecchie flist people:

Is there any way I can save this beautiful thing to my computer (shut UP!)? The site has disabled right-click, and all the tricks I've tried are to no avail.
primroseburrows: (typing)

Extreme long and random mass of a thing )

  • I spent a couple days on Block Island, and took pictures!

    look under here )

    I'll post a bunch more when I feel so inclined. I still can't upload pictures from my camera to my computer, but when I get my laptop I'll be able to. I'm also planning on getting Cuthbert fixed so I can rip movies here again and watch 'em on the big monitor.

    aaaand the randomness continues! )
  • primroseburrows: (Default)
    I've been having really weird dreams lately, wtf? I just woke up from a dream where I was trying to play my old LP of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, and it wouldn't play because something that looked like old varnish was bubbled and peeling from it, and it was warped. This was probably the worst dream of all recently, because I love that album!

    Before that I dreamed I was (erm, how do I put this?) in a situation that would have made an interesting slashfic, only I'm not a guy and therefore am not, erm equipped? Also, the other person in question is someone with whom I'd never even consider being in such a situation (Yeah, yeah, the only thing I dream about ever that resembles sex and it's direct from Bizarro!World and isn't sexy in the least). I fail at dream!sex.

    Somewhere in the mix last night I dreamt that Oldest Daughter was pregnant. I was mostly concerned with buying her a Hotsling and making sure she never entered the Baby Factory.

    A couple of days ago I dreamt that Stephen Harper was one of my patients (which if true, would have explained a few things), which would have been weird enough if he actually looked like himself. But I wasn't even afforded that tiny bit of realism; no, he had to go and look like the Well-Manicured Man from the X-Files. At least I can console myself that he wasn't the person in Dream #2.

    The conclusions might be:

    1. Nostalgia is so thirty years ago, so get over it.

    2. Fried ice cream might not have been such a good dessert. Also reading lots of con reports in a row.

    3. I like Hotslings?

    4. I am a giant giant dork even in my dreams.
    primroseburrows: (typing)


    • I have a headache, and my stomach is a little icky. I guess I can't drink Tangueray and tonic anymore. (note to self: going out after work, when said work ends at 11:30 p.m. isn't a good idea in general, y0.)

    • [livejournal.com profile] omphale23 wrote fic There's one by me, too (Caroline/Bob, go figure). Also a lovely Harry/Draco by [livejournal.com profile] patchfire, and lots of other wonderfulness. And it's all PG-13 or less. Head over to [livejournal.com profile] axial_tilt and peruse the cool. [livejournal.com profile] dorrie6 is a genius for thinking it all up.

    • So this guy on epinions.com wrote a quiz with lots of trivia and such about Canada, so I figured, sure, okay, what the hell. My answers, the actual answers, and a bunch of (sometimes) snarky comments are under here )

    • Two good reasons not to induce labour: It's mostly unnecessary, and studies are showing that it could cause autism.

    • Sir Elton turned 60 two days ago, and I forgot to mention it. Happy belated, dear one. I remembered, I just didn't say anything. Not that you care. Or will ever read this. Or that I'll get any dorkier than I am right now.

    • [livejournal.com profile] muskratjamboree this weekend! Whatever will I wear? Time to go shopping for clothes, I think. You have no idea how out of character it is for me to say that. Especially since I'm thinking of going to the mall. *wince*

    • AHAHAHAA. This is the Aussie version of Talking to Americans, only worse, because the questions are actually about America. And yeah, I know that they didn't show the people who got the answers right, but the fact that there are people that don't know this stuff is really, really sad.

    • And now for another episode of Geekier Than Ever: Primrose achieves YouTube, or Why You Ahould See H2o, Liek, Right Now:




      If I can do this, I can learn to vid, I know I can.


    • [livejournal.com profile] h20_wtf is still more fun than a barrel of Poli Sci majors. Wasting time has never been more obsessively dorky intellectual.

    • [livejournal.com profile] peacey, I owe you an email. Forthcoming, m'dear, most likely after work.

    • [livejournal.com profile] bjohan57 gave me prezzies. How cool is this, and how hard does she rock? Very, and like, woah.

    • The backs of my hands look like they're ninety. What can I do to make them at least look the same age as me? Not that anyone looks at them, because they're too busy checking out how far I've bitten my nails down today.

    • And finally, finally. I still don't like Ian Paisley, but this is very, very good news.
    primroseburrows: (stan)
    My mother has DirectTV and it has seventy million grillion music channels and one is this very cool thing called The Village which has all sorts of wonderful folkie stuff and just when I think they can't top themselves OMG THEY'RE PLAYING STAN ROGERS.

    Life is good ATM.

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